Danny Trejo is an actor who has appeared in several films in his career. He has mostly appeared as a villain. He has also appeared in various TV shows such as ‘Sons of Anarchy’, ‘The X-Files’, and ‘Breaking Bad’. He is popular for portraying the role of a machete in the ‘Spy Kids’ movie series. Trejo has appeared in films like ‘Heat’, ‘Desperado’, and ‘Con Air’. He has also appeared in various music videos and has also opened a series of restaurants in Los Angeles. He has also appeared in numerous video games. The estimated net worth of Danny Trejo is $16 million.
Danny Trejo Biography
Danny Trejo was born on May 16, 1944, Echo Park, California. He was born to parents Dan Trejo and Alice Rivera. He is of Mexican descent and his father used to work as a construction worker. His second cousin Robert Rodriguez is a filmmaker and they came to know each other only when they were filming ‘Desperado’. Before venturing into films, Trejo used to work as a construction laborer.
In the 1960s, he was imprisoned many times in California. He has attributed that his physical appearance has contributed him in getting into troubles. His last prison term was for a period of five years. While in prison, he became a boxing champion in the welterweight and lightweight divisions of the prison. He overcame drug addiction by becoming a member of the ‘twelve-step program’. He has been abstemious for 42 years.
Danny Trejo was married to Debbie Shreve in 1997. The couple got separated in 2009. He has got five children namely Danielle, Esmeralda, Gilbert, Jose, and Danny.
Danny Trejo used to work as a youth drug counselor. He was asked by a former inmate to train Eric Roberts for a boxing scene. Impressed by his work, the director of the film offered Trejo a role in the film. He then went on to feature in many films. Some of the films where he appeared in the 1990s include ‘Anaconda’, ‘From Dusk till Dawn’, ‘’The Replacement Killers’, Blood In Blood Out’, and ‘Marked for Death’.
In the 2000s he was seen in movies like ‘Animal Factory’, ‘Once Upon a Time in Mexico’, ‘XXX’, ‘Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy’, ‘Delta Farce’, ‘Spy Kids’, ‘Urban Justice’, and ‘Bubble Boy’. He also led his voice in the 2009 movie ‘The Haunted World of El Superbeasto’.
In 2010, he appeared in the film ‘Machete’. HE produced his first film called ‘Ambition’ in 2014. A year later, he then produced ‘Bad Ass’. He has also appeared in various TV ads including ‘Snickers’. Trejo has also lent his voice for the video game ‘Def Jam: Fight for NY’ in 2004. He has appeared in the game ‘The Fight: Lights Out’ for PlayStation. He has also appeared in music videos by artists like Mobb Deep, Jay Chou, Jonas Brothers, Lupe Fuente, and Enrique Iglesias.
In 2007, Danny Trejo won the ‘New York International Independent Film & Video Festival’ Award. He was nominated for the 2011 ALMA Awards and also in the Alliance of Women Film Journalists. In 2013, he got a nomination for ‘Best Supporting Actor’ at the ‘Action on Film International Film Festival’. He won the UIFF Trophy as the 2016 United International Film Festival.
How much is Danny Trejo Net Worth in 2017
Danny Trejo appeared in many films in his career. He has also voiced over in films and video games and has also appeared in various music videos. By doing so, the actor has gone to accumulate good wealth for himself. Danny Trejo’s net worth is an estimated $18 million US dollars as of 2017.
He inherited this fortune from his entire acting career and also by producing movies. He also owns restaurants in Los Angeles and has ventured into donut food truck business in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has also appeared in movies such as ‘Predators’, ‘Reaper’, and ‘Reaper’ in the 2010s. Trejo was also seen in season 2 of ‘Desperate Housewives’.
Danny Trejo is known for his unique appearance. He has a scarred face and always displays a large tattoo on his chest. In 2017, he has made guest appearances in ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ and ‘Rick and Morty’. He owns brands of coffee, beer, and other merchandise. Trejo is a fan of Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Rams.